The Samaritans of Rhode Are Here to Listen

With Christmas just days away, we gear up for the happy, festive, family-oriented holiday.  But, feelings of isolation and loneliness trigger depress and suicidal thoughts, says Executive Director, Denise Panichas, of the Rhode Island Samaritans.  “Research shows us that isolation has a huge impact on people’s overall health and well-being.”. “Radio stations across Rhode Island…

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We Celebrate Family Caregivers in November

President Donald J. Trump proclaims November as National Family Caregiver (NFC) Month to recognize the 44 million plus caregivers across the nation who tirelessly care for their family members across the nation.  In the Oct. 31 proclamation Trump said, “We recognize the challenges of caregiving and celebrate the joys of bringing support and comfort to…

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Rhode Island-specific data “at your fingertips”

The Washington-based AARP releases a resource report jampacked with data that will give state and federal policy makers data to make informed policy decisions.  On August 27, 2018, Across the States 2018: Profiles of Long-Term Services and Supports, the 10th edition of Across the States, uthored by AARP’s Public Policy Institute’s Ari Houser, Wendy Fox-Grage, Kathleen…

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Caregivers and Election Day Voting

Every vote counts and caregivers can make a difference in the upcoming primary elections by voting.  AARP Rhode Island State Director Kathleen Connell urges all registered voters to review candidates’ positions on the issues and to cast ballots in the September 12 Rhode Island primary elections. “The 2018 midterms will be among the most historic…

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